Monday, 6 April 2015

UK Election: how the establishment smeared Nicola Sturgeon

The day after the 2nd-live TV election debate a Telegraph story broke claiming the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) Nicola Sturgeon had previously confided she would prefer David Cameron to remain Prime Minister over a new Ed Miliband administration. This was allegedly relayed to a French ambassador and accounted for in the meeting notes of a British government civil servant.

Sturgeon quickly and emphatically denied this and the ambassador supported her. Despite the denials and lack of hard evidence, the tory press pushed the story with opportunistic Labour egging it on - leading to SNP stickers on the offending headline below.

Labour's opportunism over an unconfirmed story from a known tory paper and mouthpiece for bankers was relentless

But called out by some.

The whole sorry saga was summed up as follows: